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-- rupert murdoch was hit with a pie. >> he was interrupted with a plateful of shaving cream, earring it in his face. before an after the physical act, a verbal attack by the parliament that sometimes left them off balance. >> more than 2 hours into the testimony, rupert murdoch received a faceful of shaving cream compliments of a man that turned out to be johnny marble. previously he had been caught off guard by the comments from the committee. >> are you guilty of threats and was it your intention? i don't see why you are not taking it serious. >> you are not really saying that. >> rupert murdoch and his son saying they had little knowledge of day to day going on of news in of the world that hacked phone male of politicians and celebrities and a 13-year-old murder victim. >> but the younger murdoch said -- >> that testimony is going on right now but earlier london police chief paul stephenson who resigned over the scandal say there are ten members of the public affairs staff that has worked for news international. they shut down the website for murdoch, the times of london and redir
with a heartbreaker tonight. we'll show you the apology in the last paper and what it might mean for rupert murdoch. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> there's word tonight that the san francisco police union has voted to accept a deal with the city that will allow them to receive raises and avoid layoffs while paying more for their pensions. the chronicle is reporting police will get a 3% pay raise immediately. the remaining 2% next year. the deal also requires police to pay an additional 3% to their pensions. this year it's a wash, it's supposed to save the city $10 million over the next two years. trying to get a pension reform measure on the ballot in november. in 2009 there were 52 members of the san francisco police department who m
after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're goi
if there are good operations below him. >>> happening now, rupert murdoch and his son names are being grilled by pairly month in -- pairliment in london about the "news of the word" phone scandal. rupe pert murdoch called today the most humbling day of his life. we're monitoring the hearing and will bring you more testimony in a live report coming up at 7:15. >>> a multi-million dollar construction project on the peninsula is now behind schedule and the project now could cost millions more. jade hernandez is live in pacifica with more on this story story. >> reporter: we're live along highway 1 in pacifica. i -- just count road drivers hit devil's slide. we can't show you this at this hour but we can show you the road that the crews have been trying to complete it since 2007, the work that's now been delayed for more than a year. back in october this project was four weeks ahead of schedule. caltrans has not announced by how much. this vast project includes construction to tunnels, approaching road revisions south of the tunnels, equipment buildings and an office building. devil's slide was
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by rupert murdoch. former prime minister gordon brown believes some of his bank account details were illegally obtained by the "sunday times." >> "the sunday times" appear to have got access to my account. they got access to my legal files. but i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the leads. >> reporter: he was shattered to learn that the sun was going public with the news that his baby son had cystic fibrosis. something the family had kept strictly confidential. the person who told the browns that "the sun" would run a story on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs' elizabeth palmer for us in london. elizabeth, thank you very much. >>> like
the former editor of that paper who is also one of rupert murdoch's closest executives that development comes as britain's police chief paul stevens announced that he was stepping down as well because of the substantial. nbc's chapman bell has the latest from london. >> reporter: rebecca brooks was arrested today in london in connection with the investigation of the news of the world. brooks is a former editor of the paper, and until friday she was chief executive of news international, which is a british wing of rupert murdoch's news corps. the british officially announced earlier today a 43-year-old woman had been arrested and was being arrested on suspicion of conspireing to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption which we later learned to be rebecca brooks. these charges would relate to phone hacking and bribes. brooks has said to her spokesperson that she voluntarily attended a prearrangement appointment to assist in the investigation. the arrest comes on day which the news gave full-page apologies in several british newspapers saying they would be fully cooperating with the
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lunged. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
. this is abc 7 news. >>> and when we continues tot. media barren rupert murdoch some papers 35 on selling scandal but tonight his entire global empire is rocked by a scandal of its own. >> plus why people are suddenly spending more and what that really means for the economic recovery. >> and the classroom used to be all about the 3 r's. tonight one of them is playing hookie. another half hour of news begins beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >> good evening once again. thanks for joining us. begin this half hour going back to the top story. fatal plane crash. it happened tonight at the watsonville community hospital as you can see on the map. corne
. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com >>> good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat before members of parliament this morning and answering questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones and saying this is the most huvenl day of my life. we will look at the rise' possible fall of this media giant. >>> a denver air traffic controller is accuse of being drunk on the job and talking to planes in the area and now a federal investigation is under way and he has been suspended. we will bring you the latest. >>> a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 and higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. now it may only get worse and we are going to bring you the forecast and tell you when things may finally break. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team returns home from the world cup. we will talk with some of the players with the run to the finals and their heartbreaking loss and what is next for the team. it's happening "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> what you're
-page apology from rupert murdoch. that same apology is every british newspaper today. now, of course, rupert murdoch is one of the most powerful men. he runs fox television, "wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday, the chief executive of dow jones, publisher of "the wall street journal," had to resign, because he had been working here before moving there. now, all this began with these revelations of wrongdoing by journalists listening to people's mobile voice mails. and this week there have even been reports that the voice mails of relatives of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. the british prime minister here is under fire because he was close to rupert murdoch's people. and even the police were close to them. despite investigating them for what might have been criminal activity. to call it a crisis just does not do it justice. >> and seems like no one is immune here. is murdoch's son in jeopardy of becoming a casualty of the crisis? >> well, rupert murdoch, of course, will be determined to protect his son. but, there have been so many resignations. even by one executive who
of one of his properties in the phone hacking scandal, rupert murdoch found himself attacked by someone in the crowd at the hearing. that story is coming up. >> plus, the biggest species of fish in the world gathering right now offshore from a fishing spot. high temperatures getting into the 90s, well up into the 90s. by lunchtime, we'll be 91. got outdoor plans, get them done early, stay hydrated and find a place to stay cool. angie, over to you. >>> so far, so good. no issues to report on route 5, route 4, 301, the accokeek, fort washington area. still ahead, we're taking a look across the region at 5:17. now back to you. >>> making news now at 9 after the hour, heavy rain is being blamed for an accident that killed four members of a colorado family. the family was vacationing in wyoming, flooding concerns prompted them to evacuate a campsite. but when they got to the nearest road, part of it washed out underneath their car. the mother and three daughters were killed, only the dad managed to escape. >>> unbelievable. a man in london lunged out of the crowd during rupert murdoch's tes
. the allegations go far beyond the news of the world to other newspapers owned by rupert murdoch, a former prime minister gordon brown says the sunday times gained access to his young son's confidential medical records and revealed that the void was suffering from cystic fibrosis even before his parents were given a confirmed diagnosis. brown's successor tony blair had this reaction. >> i think what has shocked the british people is the absence of basic standards in the way that things are done. it >> 3/4 employees of news of the world were arrested on friday. a former editor is expected to be questioned by police about messages deleted from a murdered teenagers >> the mother and sister of the murdered teenager are still waiting to hear from the newspaper. >> there has not been an apology. >> and murdoch arrived in london on sunday and a brooks, was now the ceo of us international is his priority, this will billion dollar bid is now in jeopardy. the legal aftershocks are reaching this country. james murdoch could face prosecution under american locked for violating the foreign corrupt practices
screening. the fbi says there is no investigation that it was for an intended attack. >>> rupert murdoch's entire media empire is now threatened. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's "news of the world" could be spreading to his are the papers. there are now reports, journalists working at other irvetd -- international papers, including the sun and the times, hacked into bank accounts and credit cards. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch at news of the world. >> reporter: london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption, including 9/11 victims. it claims an exnew york city cop says rupert's paper offered to pay him. >> they were in hot water for hacking into the phone of millie dowler. >> reporter: police say journalists from news of the world h
saline were mildly affected as well. >>> rupert murdoch apologized to britain today by purchasing a full-page ad in every newspaper in the country. he said he was deeply sorry for victims' suffering and apologized for what he called serious wrongdoing. his now closed newspaper, "news of the world" is accused of paying police and hacking into people's private cell phone messages. among the victims, the families of said soldiers and the family of a 13-year-old kidnapped and killed and the victim of the 2005 london terror attacks. the scandal forced two top executives at news corp to resign this week. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton wrapped up her three-day trip to turkey. she met with the country's prime minister, foreign minister and archbishop of istanbul. the secretary praised turkey as an example of progress in a turbulent region, but he criticized the country over free speech and internet restrictions. >> now, syria's future is up to the syrian people, but, of course, the efforts by the opposition to come together to organize to be able to articulate an agenda are an important
threat. >>> she has dined with the the queen. a member of rupert murdoch's circle is out on bail after being arrested earlier today. elizabeth palmer shows us it is not only today's bombshell in this widening case. rebecca brooks willingly made an appointment to go to the police station today to answer questions. when she arrived she was arrested. >> it will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry. >> reporter: brooks' arrest came as a surprise. this was a shock. >> this morning i informed the palace and secretary and mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner of the metropolitan police service. >> reporter: the powerful head of london's police force resigned. not because is he personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former news of the world editor neil wallace was hired as a p.r. consultant to the police. he has since been arrested in connection with hacking. when this scandal exploded two weeks ago no one dreamed how many powerful people would be dragged in and down. in the u.s. les hinton publisher of the wall street journal resigned on friday.
's best-selling weekly tabloid newspaper is shutting down. owner hugh o rupert murdoch's son, the shut down of the 16-year-old newspaper comes as the result of a cell phone hacking story that's angered the british public and the prime minister. relatives of crime victims and soldiers killed in action and celebrities were all hacked. >> clearly, the practice of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe the and that this company believes in. >> there are reports that several employees at the paper might be arrested and charged in connection with the hacking by the end of the week. this sunday's paper will be the last issue of "news of the world." >>> let's check in with meteorologist jeff ranieri. jeff, i'm no weather expert but i would say your favorite place today was the alameda county fair and it was sizzling. >> it was hot. i heard you saw the pig races. >> i did. >> did your pig win? >> my pig, strawberry, did win. >> that's good. mine won last time. it's 69 degrees in oakland with some fog offshore. winds nort
of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop, saying "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week, with the case of millie dowler, a british teen m
ing. >>> good morning, breaking news. millionaire media mogul rupert murdoch and his son are apologizing for the hacking scandal. live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> california dreaming, new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that may have helped the offense. >>> and u.s. came up short for the world kwup but are all in our hearts, and we have them in the studio today, july 19, 2011. >> from nbc news, in the "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio one a in rockefeller plaza. >> i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. rupert murdoch says he's humbled, forced to answer difficult, difficult questions about his tabloid. >> you're watching a live picture of murdoch and his son. they've been testifying for just under half an hour now. murdoch said he was misled about what happened and this tabloid was a very small part of his media empire. we're going to head over to london with the latest in a moment. >> so, so much at stake in that committee room
to be a former editor of the "news of the world." as pressure grows on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. we will the latest on that in a bit. every day, a new development. >> that is right. >> looks like that thing is a thing of the past. we will get to that coming up. >>> first with time running out to increase the debt limit, tensions running high in the ongoing negotiations at the white house. according to republicans, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it appears patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead, and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting. but tensions flared after house majority leader eric cantor, a republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short-term ext
, the after the hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting
. headlines. >>> rupert murdoch called it one of the most humble day of his life. 80-year-old corporate titan testified today in front of a british parliament board about the scandal threatening to bring down his media empire. at one point a blunt question followed by a defensive answer. listen. >> this terrible they think happened on your watch mr. murdoch. have you considered resigning. >> no. >> why not. >> because i feel in that people i trusted if won't say who i don't know what level let me down and i think they behaved disgracefully betrayed the company and me and it is for them to pay. i think that frankly l i'm the best person to clean this up. >>reporter: that was just the beginning of the drama. pl jeffrey kaufman has more. >> james murdoch was about to answer a question when suddenly on the left it was so fast it was hard to see what happened. but look again. slowly. man with the paper plate covered in shaving cream takes aim at rupert murdoch muttering you greedy billionaire. woman in pink, murdoch 42-year-old wife slaps the assailant who falls backward. man self descri
of the world. >> reporter: the paper's owner, rupert murdoch whose oarrived i britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the news of the world from the murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was alive. other alleged targets include the families of fallen soldiers and victims of the 2005 london terror attack. the decision by shutting the paper down took most by surprise, including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a shame that it came to this. as i said this morning, not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs. in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. well, a full page apology inside states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. a government inquiry will examine the ve
the news of the world in britain was arrested. rebecca brooks, who resigned on friday as rupert murdoch's ceo was arrested while at a london police station. the arrest comes two days after brooks, rupert murdoch, and his son were scheduled to answer questions in a parliamentary committee. >>> foreclosure didst well for the first half of the year, but there are still plenty of homes on the auction block. an auction website was putting some of those homes up for sale yesterday in oakland. lawyers were looking for a once-in-a-lifetime deal while the banks were hoping to cut some of their losses. >> you are going to lose an arm. they don't want to lose a leg. >> many of the homes go for a fraction of their value for you in california, one out of every 51 homes received a foreclosure notice over the past six months. >>> the clock is ticking on the nation's debt crisis. if the president and congress don't come to an agreement, u.s. could face higher interest rates on its debt. that could have a real impact on all of our wallet. >> reporter: credit rating agencies are putting the treasury depa
be spreading to the u.s.? tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> reporter: rupert and james murdoch say they will let british lawmakers grill them about the phone hacking scandal. the british media mogul and his son first refused to testify. but then parliament slapped charges on them. >> the parliamentary panel is digging into allegations. reporters hacked the phone of murder and terror victims. they've already interrogated senior police officers, accuse of taking money from journalists, sniffing for stories. >> british police are still making arrests in the hacking scandal. the latest suspect is a former editor for news of the world. >> the newscorps scandal is now showing signs in america. showing whether they bribed officials. lawmakers aspect also want to know if others may have had their phones hacked, too. >> there's really no reason to believe, given what's going on in britain and how this is mushrooming, that there aren't going to be similar episodes here. >> murdoch is known as the dirty digger in the uk. now, the media billionaire is trying to dig himself out of the scandal t
brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flaw to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of news of the world when she was only 32. neil shon worked for another murdoch partner, the sun. he is now a news analyst. >> fantastic networking, and of course an ability to do the job. >> reporter: it was in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that news of the world reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie dowler, a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies any knowledge of phone hacking, and has apologized. for the last decade, the charismatic editor has rubbed elbows with the rich and famous, and the powerful. she has had close personal relationships with the three most recent prime ministers. as recently as last december, david cameron met twice with brooks in visits that his office describes as social. cameron has come under fire for his connections to murdoch's news international. his form
on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production and is threatening murdoch's efforts to take over british sky broadcasting. the latest hacking controversy involves a medical records of frasier brown, the son of former prime minister gordon brown. the younger brown was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. >>> people across the country are dealing with some excessive heat. it could reach dangerous levels this week in nearly two dozen states. as we report, some areas have already seen temperatures well above 100 degrees. >> it's about 105. >>> reporter: and forecasters say that's just the beginning of the heat wave. 23 states are under heat warnings from oklahoma to connecticut at from the deep south to th ohio valley. in illinois a 51-year-old man died because of excessive heat. his air-conditioner wasn't work. in oklahoma, temperatures topped 100 degrees for several days in a row, causing a road to buckle. and in milwaukee, dozens of runners were either hospitalized or treated for heat-related issues during a half marathon sunday. doctor
to investigate whether james murdoch, son of rupert murdoch, lied to parliament. jeff glor is in london with more on this. good morning, jeff. >> reporter: good morning, betty. the murdoch family line has long been up until recently they believe the hacking was largely the work of a single rogue reporter. at issue here is an e-mail that james murdoch may or may not have seen, at least three years ago, seems to indicate it was a much bigger and much more widespread problem and here is what james murdoch said to parliament on tuesday. >> are you made aware of the -- the transcript of the -- message? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: that is is not so according to two former news corp. employees. in a written statement, they say just by way of clarification, we would like to point out that james murdoch's recollection of what he was told was mistaken. james murdoch then issued a statement saying he stands by his testimony on tuesday. betty? >> very interesting. jeff glor in london for us, thank you. >>> contract talks to end the 132-day nfl lockout have yielded half a deal yes
testimony. why the british parliament wants to speak to rupert murdoch's son again. >>> and heartbreak crash caught on tape. you'll have to see this. >>> and of course, it's friday. the mercury just hit 100. how long will this last? don't miss the updated forecast. coming right up. >>> protestors in jerusalem threatened marchers in this year's annual gay pride march. about 3,000 people marched in support of homosexuality in israel. police arrested violent rioters who threw foul-smelling bags. ultraorthodox jews consider it to be an abomination of the city. >>> a parliamentary committee is deciding if james murdoch should answer more questions about cell phone hacking. in london, elizabeth palmer reports for wjz on the scandals. >> reporter: when james murdoch last answered the committee's questions, he sat next to his father. the media tycoon rupert. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> they were sorry, they said, but believed the phone hacking and bribery in their newsroom were the work of two men employed by their paper who had already gone to jail. james specifically denied seein
rupert murdoch's son should answer more questions now about cell phone hacking and possible police payoffs at his company's newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer has more for us. >> reporter: we heard the parliamentary committee has decided not to recall james murdoch in person but, instead, to ask for a written explanation after accusations that he didn't tell the truth last time he spoke to them ten days ago. when james murdoch last answered the committee's questions, he sat next to his father, the media tycoon rupert. >> this is the most huvenl dmbl of my life. >> reporter: two men employed by the paper had already gone to jail. james specifically denied having seen an e-mail that indicated the dirty tricks were, in fact, much more widespread. >> did you see or were you made aware of the transcript of the message? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: oh, yes, he was say two company insiders including the editor of "news of the woshled" at the time and the paper's lawyer. now british lawmakers want to follow-up. >> if, therefore, james murdoch wa
the presses. as rupert murdoch's company shuts down a london newspaper accused of widespread phone hacking and its former editor who became a spokesman for britain's prm prime minister is arrested. >>> royal stars. william and catherine arrive in l.a. later today. we will show you who will hang out with the royal newlyweds, "early" this friday morning, july 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good friday morning to you. we're coming to you live from the kennedy space center. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge who is in new york. we look at a live picture there of the launch pad ready to go. >> so much buildup. at the mercy of mother nature and that is the big story all morning but looks like things look pretty good around you right now so our fingers are crossed and hoping for the best. >> consensus is positive. as for this morning's scheduled law firm we don't know if mother nature will cooperate but we are watching closely. cbs news correspondent bob orr has the latest for us this hour on the launch. >> reporter: "atlantis" is ready to go. no technical issues
. >>> news corp.'s rupert murdoch is back in the headlines as the phone scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest now from london. martin? >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today british police, mediaia, government are all licking their wounds, asking who knew what and when while rupert murdoch is assessing damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be home after the grilling by british parliament members. >> welcome home. >> nice left, wendi. nice left. >> the slap heard across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment.
over the last month or so, what jumps out at you? >> it's the power of rupert murdoch. it's hard to imagine the power he exerted on politicians. imagine a combination of jack ab ramoff and whitey bulger. in 2004 when an mp stood up and thought she thought having seminaked women on page three was something we shouldn't do anymore, they sent 20 seminaked people to her office and called her fat and frumpy and dumbpy. coercion by humiliation. >> look what happened over the last week or so, the politicians who used to have a very close -- some would call -- >> upsetting indeed. >> relation with murdoch are running from him as fast as they can run, which is typical in politics. but how much of a problem is it for rupert murdoch? >> it's a massive problem. remember the "sun" and "news of the world" are the only ones that made him money. the thing he desperately wanted with a b sky b broadcasting and now he's had to withdraw because he knows the politicians were not going to -- >> not only the politicians wouldn't support it but do you think that deal is now dead because the people in mu
released on bond. rupert murdoch's protege and former secretary was arrested by scotland yard in the ever growing corruption scandal. brooks was in charge of the tabloid news of the world when reporters alleged lid hacked phone messages and bribed police for tips on celebrities, politicians, even crime and terrorism victims. her release comes following the resignation of the head the scotland yard today. >> ed as commission a carry the ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight, i wish we had judged matters involved in this affair differently. i didn't and that is it. >>. >> at brupt resignation of the head of the scotland yard caught many by surprise. sir paul stephanson felt the scandal would distract from police efforts to prepare for next year's summer olympics in london. >>> the health of egypt's ousted president is causing concern in the middle east after hosni mubarak received a stroke and quickly said the exiled leader suffered dizziness, but is in stable condition. mubarak is to face trial in two weeks on charges that he ordered the killing of
overnight as rupert murdoch speaks out about what he says are title lies about his company. >>> and the event, they blocked off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, friday, july 15th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> oh, my goodness. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. we've got to go right to what's happening outside our side you. a crowd of an estimated 12,000 people at least have gathered. and al roker is smack in the middle of it. >> actually, ann, we've got up over on top of it, the new york city police department for the first time in my memory for our concert series has closed off 48th street from vehicular traffic and they closed off 49th street, our biggest concert crowd ever. 12,000 people. you can see there the intersection of rockefeller center and 49th street is now closed off. it is completely filled with people. folks have been camping out for this concert since wednesday. overnight, the line stretched on 5th avenue all of
. they should investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: rupert murdoch, his son james and murdoch's former british ceo rebekah brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: police have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the investigation but no one has been charged with any crime yet. tina kraus, cbs news, london. >>> speaking of hacking, the majority of parents admit to doing something like it to their children. according to a recent survey conducted by an internet security firm, 55% of u.s. parents use facebook to spy on their children. a similar survey in the uk found that some parents even make fake profiles to do that. >>> it's a tough job but somebody has to do it. >> i want to get them. >> meet one city's secret weapon in the war against gophers. the trick she uses to get the job done. >> it's certainly no
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
edition of "the news of the world" rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to manage the damage control personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james and if he is vulnerable rupert murdoch is himself. >> reporter: he is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> james murdoch and rebecca brooks cannot deny responsibility. >> reporter: brook clings to her job as hundreds of "news of the world" employees lost theirs. fired suddenly with just three months' pay and a promise that newscorp. will do its best to find new positions. one recording brook taking tough questions from an openly hostile staff. >> you're calling our newspaper toxic. do you think we'd want to work for you a
newspapers. at issue, is why london police didn't pursue an investigation two years ago on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production. >>> do you use groupon's app on your mobile device? the giant may know more about you than you think. >> forget receipts. how some retailers are sending them to your in box. >> and seeing some low clouds here in the bay area. a little bit of drizzle as you take off out of sfo this morning under a high of 63 degrees. warmer in houston and rain and 20 to 30% chance of thunderstorms. a high of 97 today. and seeing warmer weather as we continue to make our way to the east. heading to atlanta, 97 degrees, no rain, mostly sunny skies. we'll have a full look at your bay area forecast coming up. ,,,,,, when your eyes are smiling... you're smiling. and when they're laughing... you're laughing. be kind to your eyes... with transitions lenses. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably... and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecare professional which tr
engulfed his empire. >> for critics of rupert murdoch, this is the best thing that could happen the best case they could have to argue against murdock around say he has too many power. >> reporter: he and his son will tell how much they knew about the scandal. so will former british ceo rebekah brooks, who police are already investigating. the controversy has forcerd the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdock executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government, with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdock empire. >> but at the moment, if he is unable to provide the leadership the country needs... >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and neighbor to the prime minister. the pair met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist to the scandal, police found one of the first whistle-blowers about hacking dead at his h
warm >> rupert murdoch former chief is helping police with the investigation after being arrested. london police arrested rebecca brooks. she was questioned and released. hours after her arrest london's police chief paul stephenson resigned. he said it was necessary because of his links to a former news world editor that was arrested in the scanda will. brooks and stephenson deny wrongdoing . >> the there is a recommendation against using blood test to detect tuberculosis. the world health organization warn that the tests are dangerous because they are unreliable and produce wrong results. they are a waste of money and time and put proper care at risk. tuberculosis is an infectous lung disease that affects 14 million people world wide. >> a new rule is forcing airlines to refund baggage fees when a passenger's luggage is permanently lost. charles schumer wants the airline to pay back the fees when a bag is delayed or misrouted. senator schumer said if airlines don't voluntarily comply he will introduce a bill to force the issue. baggage fees range from $25 to $100. organizers of a
. we begin this half hour with remarkable drama unfolding today around rupert murdoch. corporate titan begged for giveness from a victim plagued by his reporters. the scandal that is engulfing murdoch giant company. his life work now stained by scandal. the grip on his global empire in peril. contrite murdoch came to say he is sorry. onlooker scream shame on you. if this is the first time murdoch has spoken since the scandal exploded. tichltd founder of the company i was appalled to find out when it happened. ty apologize and. >>reporter: with that the titan turned and left. if he was apologizing to the pawrpts of this little girl who disappeared in 2002. revealed the girl voice mail had been hacked and messages deleted bay reporter. giving the family false hope that she was alive. she had been murdered. the lawyer describe murdoch as humble. >> yes he did apologize. he poll jaysed many times. i don't think somebody could have held their hand in head in their hand so many times to say they were sorry. >>reporter: murdoch admitting he disgraced his father and his mother th
an investigation two years ago on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production. today former british prime minister gordon brown huh accused murdoch's newspapers of employing criminals in order to obtain confidential information about his own family. >>> president obama and congressional leaders will meet once again today. they are trying to break a partisan deadlock on reducing the nation's deficit as well as raising the debt ceiling. the progress though if any has been slow. the president says spending cuts and new revenue are both necessary while republicans oppose anything resembling a tax increase. yesterday the president rejected a gop proposal for a short-term extension. >> we don't manage other affairs in three-month increments. >> the american people will not accept and the house cannot pass a bill that raises taxes on job creators. >> this will be the third straight day of these meetings. >>> 6:12 now. the slow lane may be even slower than usual. how gas prices are forcing truckers to change their driving habits. >> plus new support
. jarrod loughner has been charged and he has pleaded not guilty. >>> billionaire tycoon rupert murdoch is flying london today to kress a growing newspaper scandal, shutting down the 168- year-old tabloid news of the world tomorrow. british police yesterday arrested a former world employee. authorities say the tabloid looked for dirt by hacking into the voice mails of celebrities and politicians. the final straw came this week when the paper in 2002 list end to and even deleted voice mails of a missing schoolgirl who was later found murdered. >>> casey anthony apparently does not want to see it her mother. a florida correctional official says anthony refused to see her mom last night in jail. this comes just days after a jury cleared her on charges she murdered her daughter caylee three years ago. cindy anthony testified for both the prosecution and the defense during her daughter's trial. casey is set to be released from jail on july 17th. >>> and while casey anthony was -- has avoided the most serious charges she still has a civil trial to deal with. anthony told investigators her nan
after rupert murdoch announced he's shutting down the 168-year-old paper. nbc's mike taibbi has more. mike? >> reporter: the so-called phone hacking scandal has been around for years. six years, to be precise. but in the past week it went from a story about celebrity cell phones being hacked to regular people as alleged victims, including the grieving relatives of crime victims or soldiers killed in action and the explosion that's followed led to the extinction of the biggest circulation newspaper in the english speaking world. media baron rupert murdoch has had little to say as the scandal jumped to another level. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: but son james murdoch said if the allegations are true, the newspaper's behavior was inhuman. >> i feel regret. clearly, the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in. >> reporter: one practice that met no standards, that grieving relatives of murdered children, or of british soldiers killed in action, had their cell phones hacked and their voice mail messages
. this is james and rupert murdoch they were test --testifying before parliament. >> a look at our extended forecast, warmer weather sticking with us for the next couple of days the we will cool down through the weekend and into next week i will tell you all about it coming up. >> the dow lost 62 points and the nasdaq one did gain one point. now you say the first loser is stocked rob? who >> and it is all due to debt. we saw some unemployment claims come out today a little better than expected, and but for instance, i saw some of the data inside of the data and something that i want to know is that lawmakers are starting to talk about the interest tax deductions from your mortgage, they are thinking about writing it out. i ultimately support that in large part, because if you are renting and i and moaning i get a large tax cut of that that you do not get. we are so desperate. what was once a sacred cow, people are now starting to talk about >> do you think it will go away? >> i think it will in 5, to 10 years. the whole idea is that it was to encourage home ownership and now we're satur
will shut down. >> rupert murdoch has pulled out of london following his testimony before lawmakers on the phone hacking scandal. he arrived in london on july 10th. this all stems from accusations that journalist working for news of the world which is owned by murdoch has hacked into thousands of phone messages of celebrities, politicians and murder victims. new details and then hacking scandal, prime minister david campbell is denying claims that his staff tried to stomp and investigation into the hackie of news by the world. he is defending his decision to hire a former editor of the tabloid as his new >> george, give us an update on that hot spot? >> there is no improvement. a fatal motorcycle crash has jammed the northbound where ride on 101. a second a motorcycle accident has slowed the right as well. on interstate 8 become a second hot spot, westbound, the back of reaches beyond high week or headed down to the lower east shore freeway. we will be right back. >> gary, it looks like tomorrow is the big day with hot the nfl and this deal. >> we have been dragging this out for
to the phone hacking scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. cnn anchor piers morgan now defending himself against t accusations he knew about illegal phone hacking when he was editor at two papers, one of them owned by murdoch. abc's nick watt has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tide of scandal is now lapping at the well-pressed pant cuffs of the man who took larry king's chair. and the "america's got talent" self-proclaimed loudmouth. because before all that -- >> 2 major british newspapers for 11 years. >> reporter: and listen carefully to this recently unearthed interview. >> and what about this nice middle-class boy who would have to be dealing with i mean essentially people who rake through bins for livings. and take secret photographs and nasty, down-in-the-gutter stuff. how do you feel about that? >> well, to be honest, to put that in perspective. not all of that went on. >> really? >> no. not a lot of it was done. a lot was done by third parties rather than the staff itself. that's not to defend it because you were running the result
one of the best selling newspapers threatens to damage more of the media empire, rupert murdoch will fly into the uk. his own son, james murdock, could face prosecution. yesterday, two top employees were arrested, an editor who once served as the prime minister's communication director and a reporter who served prison time in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim, that people's privacy was invaded. their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister vowing, no stone will be left unturned. >> that these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> among the 4,000 potential phone hacking victims whose names or numbers have now been turned over to the police, families tony phillipson just found out that his son, james, who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had not only his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world, but also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. this is despicable. what else can you say? wha
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